United Airlines getting tough with carry-on baggage

United is cracking down.

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United is cracking down.

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Hey, you with the giant bag!

United Airlines is installing new bag-sizers at most airports and getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-ons. Employees at United gates are sending passengers with oversize carry-ons back to the ticket counter, where they check the bag and pay a $25 fee. Airlines have usually asked people with oversized bags to check them at the gate, but waived the $25 fee at that point. United says there is no change in policy — just a campaign to improve passenger awareness. Passengers are allowed one carry-on bag no bigger than 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches or smaller. They can also bring along one personal item such as a purse or laptop bag that fits under the seat in front of them. — Associated Press

United Airlines getting tough with carry-on baggage 03/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:47pm]

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